Friday, December 23, 2011

Dorothy the Lady Woodcarver a Christmas Tale

                                                       A Christmas Tale

Once upon a time there lived in the middle of a city a magical place where a woodcarver lived. You would never know a Lady woodcarver lived there until you saw the open gate. Now every now and then this gate was left open for a primitive rug hooker to find her way to the lady woodcarvers home. The funny primitive rughooker wondered what was happening in the woodcarvers home at Christmas time.

                                                               A little piece of heaven in a home

  As the funny little rug hooker walked in the yard holding her finished rug tight ready to show her rolled up sheep rug to Dorothy she noticed the subtle changes in Dorothy the woodcarvers yard .December rains had made every plant glisten and shine. There might not be snow in this woodcarvers home at Christmas but there was a crispness in the air and a feeling of Christmas Eve soon.
The home and Dorothy were ready for Christmas and the many visitors that would walk thru the gate during this Christmas Season.
                                                                      Knock knock

Dorothy welcomes her hooker friend to share a cup of hot tea and listen to soft music while munching on cookies. Follow this rug hooker as she visits a friend who opens the door to many friends and family with a smile and a laugh and leads you to a truly special home that has you sitting sharing ideas and friendship through out the year.
Dorothy carved these wonderful Angels 

Little Angel Dolls Dorothy made

Dorothy decorates simply with little subtle changes of greens
and oh yes she does love to keep her pumpkins!

                                                               Another sweet carving she made

                                                                       Old jug
                                                        a part of a friends sampler
                                               Dorothy made the log cabin but
                                               this carving is a carving she bought
                                                           A sled full of greens
                             old german sheep

                                                            A folk art pig

 Donna a friend made this sampler 
I hope you enjoyed a Lady woodcarvers Christmas.

 A Christmas home is  magical
and special whenever you express with your own hands
and heart pieces of yourself. 


Rugs and Pugs said...

Cheri ~
What a wonderful home! Such talent. Thank you for sharing.
Merry Christmas to you and your family and may you be blessed with health and happiness in 2012.
Hugs :)

Gayle said...

Thanks for the tour - what a beautiful home she has! I've carved exactly ONE item ever - it was a Santa who turned out pretty darn good - I should do more, huh?

Saundra said...

It reads like a sweet child's book, very well done indeed!!

Her carvings and dolls are great and I would LUV to see a whole picture of that great rug under the jug!


Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

I LOVE this post! What a magical yard she has.....does she sell her woodcarvings? BTW I love your wooly sheep~someone will be very happy I am sure~♥E

Margo said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful home!
Merry Christmas

Kim said...

What a wonderful visit. So many beautiful treasures.
Merry Christmas friend!

acorn hollow said...

What a wonderful home and what a great talen your friend is. Just a great place to walk around looking at all the treasures munching cookies

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi gals, I just got back from picking up my Tamales.I had to laugh there was the this big truck driver looking man picking up Tamales.Talk about a line of people.Lol
Merry Christmas! Thanks for all the comments Dorothy called me and I could hear the smile in her voice.Hugs Cheri (she just carves for fun)

Julia said...

What a charming home and such talent. So much to see. It almost looks magical. Hugs. Merry Christmas. JB

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Julia, Merry Christmas! I posted my little sheep on rug hooking daily.Have a Nice Christmas and Thanks for all the nice comments,HUgs Cheri

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Your friend is very talented and her home is magical and charming. I would love to tour the whole place and see all of her beautiful pieces. Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

What a beautiful home.
Merry Christmas Cheri to you and yours and of course the four-legged kind too!
Susan x

Larkrise garden girl said...

Have a Wonderful Christmas and I just love your pets, Hugs Cheri

terry said...

Oh Cheri ...

How wonderful that you have such a great and talented friend. Can't help but feel the love and admiration and you have for her and your friendship - it comes through loud and clear between the lines. You are very lucky indeed. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays to you and your family and hugs to "baby Jack".


annie said...

Oh my, how perfectly wonderful. Thank you for sharing, it is a blessing to me tonight.

Dog Trot Farm said...

What a talented friend you have. Her home is just magical, how I would love to visit. Christmas Blessings, Julie.